The World Is Consumed By Hidden Fire

The Gurbani compares this material world (Jagat, Sansaar) with a Jungle! Furthermore, the Gurbani tells us this world-jungle is burning! Consequently, there is chaos and confusion in the lives of … Continue reading “The World Is Consumed By Hidden Fire”

Gurbani Says Burn Mind’s Bikaar In Fire!

The Gurbani says identification of a Sikh (ਸਿੱਖ ਦੀ ਪਹਚਾਣ) is that he burns away his mind’s Bikaar (Haumai and its faults such as lust, anger, greed, attachment and pride, … Continue reading “Gurbani Says Burn Mind’s Bikaar In Fire!”

Sharing In Virtues

The Gurbani is also the “Gun Bani-ਗੁਣ ਬਾਣੀ” (Gun = Virtues). The more we gain Aatam-Giaan or Spiritual Knowledge from the Gurbani, the more Divine Virtues Awaken within. ਜਨੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ … Continue reading “Sharing In Virtues”

Stuck Half-Way

The Gurbani boldly declares that mere talks or chatter about Brahm-Giaan; mere reading of the Gurbani; or mere Pakhandbaajee (hypocrisy,  rituals-Karamkaand, robes-Bhekh, etc., will not grant any Spiritual-Realization Gurmukh Lifestyle … Continue reading “Stuck Half-Way”

Hummas Dhummas

Literally, Hummas (ਹੁੰਮਸ) = ਅੱਗ ਦਾ ਸੇਕ, Sultriness, heat, swelter, mugginess, stuffy… Dhummas (ਧੁੰਮਸ) = ਰੌਲਾ, ਡੰਡ, darkness (ignorance)… ਬਾਰਿ ਵਿਡਾਨੜੈ ਹੁੰਮਸ ਧੁੰਮਸ ਕੂਕਾ ਪਈਆ ਰਾਹੀ ॥ ਤਉ ਸਹ ਸੇਤੀ … Continue reading “Hummas Dhummas”

Panch Ko Jhagaraa

Panch ( ਪੰਚ) = five (passions: lust, anger, greed, attachment, and pride), leader, ਚੌਧਰੀ, ਮੁਖੀ, ਪੰਜ ਕਾਮਾਦਿਕ… Jhagaraa (ਝਗਰਾ) = dispute, variance, contention, scramble, affray, squabble, controversy, tussle, wrangling, scrimmage, … Continue reading “Panch Ko Jhagaraa”

Rusted Mind

The Gurbani says the mind of a Jeev (individual being) is rusted. What is this rust? This rust is indicated to be none other than the mind’s “Sootak” – impurity, … Continue reading “Rusted Mind”

Bhangaar

The Hukkaa (or Hukka, hubble-bubble…) smokers, after each smoking session, empty the burnt tobacco and coal from the Hukkaa’s Chilam (the top head part or bowl that holds the coal and tobacco … Continue reading “Bhangaar”

Oily Rag

ਖੰਨਲੀ ਧੋਤੀ ਉਜਲੀ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜੇ ਸਉ ਧੋਵਣਿ ਪਾਹੁ ॥: Khanalee dhotee ujalee na hovee jae so dhovan paahu: The oily rag cannot be cleaned by merely washing it, even … Continue reading “Oily Rag”

Five Tigers and Ten Wolves

ਪੰਚ ਸਿੰਘ ਰਾਖੇ ਪ੍ਰਭਿ ਮਾਰਿ ॥ ਦਸ ਬਿਘਿਆੜੀ ਲਈ ਨਿਵਾਰਿ ॥ ਤੀਨਿ ਆਵਰਤ ਕੀ ਚੂਕੀ ਘੇਰ ॥ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਚੂਕੇ ਭੈ ਫੇਰ ॥੧॥ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਜੀਵਾ ਗੋਵਿੰਦ ॥ ਕਰਿ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਰਾਖਿਓ … Continue reading “Five Tigers and Ten Wolves”